Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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CANCELED Severe T-Storm Warning for Parts of Talladega & St. Clair Co. Until 3:00 pm

CANCELED Severe T-Storm Warning for Parts of Talladega & St. Clair Co. Until 3:00 pm

| July 12, 2020 @ 2:03 pm

At 200 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Vincent, or 11 miles north of Childersburg, moving east at 30 mph.

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Watch Canceled for a Few Counties

Watch Canceled for a Few Counties

| July 12, 2020 @ 1:57 pm

NWS Birmingham cancels Blount, Fayette, Lamar, Walker counties from the Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

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Severe Threat Continues Across the Severe T-Storm Watch Area

Severe Threat Continues Across the Severe T-Storm Watch Area

| July 12, 2020 @ 1:43 pm

Further intensification of the thunderstorm cluster overspreading central Alabama is possible into peak heating, and the risk for potentially damaging wind gusts may begin to maximize near/north of Selma into the Auburn area by 3:00-4:00 pm.

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Severe T-Storm Warning for Shelby Co. Until 2:30 pm

Severe T-Storm Warning for Shelby Co. Until 2:30 pm

| July 12, 2020 @ 1:28 pm

At 125 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Leeds to near North Johns, moving southeast at 50 mph.

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Several Reports of Damage & Flooding Already

Several Reports of Damage & Flooding Already

| July 12, 2020 @ 1:23 pm

These are all raw feeds that have come into NWS Chat for both the Birmingham and Huntsville offices.

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Severe T-Storm Watch Expanded Eastward in Area

Severe T-Storm Watch Expanded Eastward in Area

| July 12, 2020 @ 1:21 pm

NWS Birmingham has extended the Severe Thunderstorm Watch eastward to now include Chambers, Cleburne, and Randolph.

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EXPIRED Severe T-Storm Warning for Parts of Calhoun & Talladega Co. Until 2:00 pm

EXPIRED Severe T-Storm Warning for Parts of Calhoun & Talladega Co. Until 2:00 pm

| July 12, 2020 @ 1:08 pm

At 105 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Attalla to Moody, moving southeast at 35 mph.

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EXPIRED Severe T-Storm Warning for Walker & Jefferson Co. Until 1:45 pm

EXPIRED Severe T-Storm Warning for Walker & Jefferson Co. Until 1:45 pm

| July 12, 2020 @ 12:51 pm

At 1248 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Warrior to near Burnwell to near Boley Springs, moving southeast at 50 mph.

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Weather Xtreme: Strong Storms Possible on Sunday, Heat Cranks Up for the Workweek

Weather Xtreme: Strong Storms Possible on Sunday, Heat Cranks Up for the Workweek

| July 11, 2020 @ 4:30 am

Mainly dry and slightly more comfortable today before humidity and storms come back for Sunday. Heat and humidity will stick with us through the workweek ahead while rain will be hard to find.

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Fay Makes Landfall Close to Atlantic City, New Jersey

Fay Makes Landfall Close to Atlantic City, New Jersey

| July 10, 2020 @ 4:47 pm

Tropical storm conditions will continue to spread northward across portions of the mid-Atlantic and northeast coast today and tonight, and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coasts of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, including Long Island.

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It’s Hot at Midday… Can We Make a Deal, Mother Nature?

It’s Hot at Midday… Can We Make a Deal, Mother Nature?

| July 10, 2020 @ 11:48 am

As of 11:20 am, we have mainly sunny skies across the area with only some fair-weather cumulus clouds dotting the blue skies at this point.

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Heat Advisory for Much of Central Alabama Starting This Afternoon

Heat Advisory for Much of Central Alabama Starting This Afternoon

| July 10, 2020 @ 9:58 am

Get ready for the heat today as heat index values may top out in the 101-106 degree range in the Heat Advisory area. If working or doing any other activities outdoors, please take the extra steps necessary to stay cool.

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